SAG-AFTRA Rallies for First Contract with Spanish Broadcasting System

February 27, 2020

Roughly 200 SAG-AFTRA members and staff rallied Thursday outside the Los Angeles offices of the Spanish Broadcasting System – the union’s latest gambit in its three-year-long campaign to secure a first-ever contract at the network’s Spanish-language radio stations La Raza and Mega. “We’re here fighting for SBS workers who have been […]

‘The Young Turks’ Progressive Founder Urged His Staff Not to Unionize

February 25, 2020

Top leadership at the progressive news network The Young Turks held an all-staff meeting at its office in Culver City, California, on February 12. The regularly scheduled gathering was supposed to deal with personnel matters, but instead the focus turned to the staff’s nascent union campaign, which had just gone public. […]

IATSE Launches Drive to Unionize ‘The Young Turks’

February 14, 2020

IATSE has launched a campaign to unionize the production and post-production workers at The Young Turks, the left-leaning online news outlet that produces a variety of programs, including its flagship talk show, The Young Turks. The company was founded in 2002 by chief on-camera personality Cenk Uygur, who is running for the House seat vacated by former Representative Katie Hill. […]

TAP: The Art of Organizing

February 2, 2020

“As a promising wave of organizing helps shift the narrative around labor unions in the US, recent polls suggest public support is at its highest rates in decades,” writes Beige Luciano-Adams in The American Prospect. “This follows a record year of strikes, in which teachers, hotel employees, and health care workers have turned local struggles into national movements. […]

NYR: How Harvard Aims to Muzzle Unions

January 27, 2020

“At the beginning of January, thousands of graduate teachers and researchers at Harvard University returned to work after a contentious, month-long strike, with potential consequences for American workers …,” writes Walter Johnson in The New York Review of Books. “The Harvard Graduate Students Union […]

Game Makers Stare Down Major Union Drive

January 17, 2020

As global video game spending marked a new high in 2019 at $109 billion, per Nielsen’s SuperData division, calls to unionize the burgeoning industry’s workers have shifted into high gear. On January 7, one of the largest labor unions in the US, with more than 700,000 members — the Communications Workers of America — revealed […]

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